Its robust regulatory framework, Crown Dependency status and close proximity to the UK and mainland Europe, mean that the island is an attractive jurisdiction for business and investors. Being a Crown Dependency brings constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence.
In the Channel Islands the Queen goes by the name of The Duke of Normandy.
With a population of nearly 100,000, including more than 13,000 professionally trained staff working within finance and supporting industries, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and was named 'outstanding international wealth financial centre' in the Private Banker International Awards in 2012.
Forty banks look after more than £150 billion deposited in Jersey, and there are nearly 100 Jersey companies with a combined market capitalisation of more than £139 billion listed on worldwide stock exchanges. Jersey also has the greatest number of FTSE 100 companies registered outside the UK.
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